Volume 15 | January 2019
2019 WAPAC Annual Meeting & Conference
Thursday, February 28 - Friday, March 1, 2019
Wintergreen Resort & Conference Center
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Legislative Update

WAPAC Board of Directors

At our upcoming Annual Meeting on Thursday, February 28th, we will be electing three new Board members. The three directors whose term will be concluding are Nathen Nysse, Tom Prosser and Bill Stangel. Nathen Nysse and Tom Prosser have elected to re-run for another three year term. In addition to them, Scott Fleming and Greg Kerr have been nominated by the Nominations Committee. At the Annual Meeting, we will also allow nominations from the floor. In the coming weeks, we will introduce you to the 4 nominees. If anyone else has an interest in running for a Board Member position, contact Robert Mickelson, Nominations Committee Chair at r.mick844@gmail.com .
Membership Renewal

It's time to renew your WAPAC Membership
for 2019-20!

  • If there are no changes to your information, CLICK HERE to pay for your membership with a credit card.

  • To report any changes, CLICK HERE to email Melisa.

  • To send your dues with a check, CLICK HERE to fill out the form and send in.
Constitution/Bylaws/Code of Ethics Changes

The Board of Directors has determined several modifications should be made to the Constitution/Bylaws/Code of Ethics. These changes were sent via email in accordance with the requirements dictated in the document.

  • CLICK HERE for a copy to be voted upon at the Annual Meeting.
Trade Association Advocacy (TAA)

In 2017,WAPAC members voted to become more active in Trade Association Advocacy. This has resulted in WAPAC’s increased recognition as the agricultural professionals that we are with State agency staff and other agricultural and environmental advocacy groups... CLICK HERE to continue ...

To make your contribution to WAPAC's Trade Association Advocacy fund, CLICK HERE to pay with a credit card or send a check to WAPAC, S101 Wiese Road, La Valle, WI 53941

For those who contributed in 2018:

As WAPAC is classified as a 501(c)5 Agricultural Organization by the IRS, we are required to inform our membership of the portion of your Trade Advocacy dues that may be deductible as a regular business expense for federal income tax purposes. For 2018, the portion of your Trade Advocacy dues that may be tax deductible is 98.0% , as reported to us by our trade advocacy law firm DeWitt Ross & Stevens. Please consult with your tax advisor regarding the deductibility of these dues.
Your regular WAPAC membership dues may be fully deductible as a regular business expense for federal income tax purposes. Please consult with your tax advisor regarding the deductibility of these dues.
Research Committee Update

Your Research Committee has determined what research projects they will be doing. CLICK HERE for more information from the Research Committee Chair, Bill Schaumberg. CLICK HERE for a message from Paul Sturgis regarding an NR 151 Silurian Bedrock Sub-Committee.
China Trait Windfall

ROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) -- China announced it will approve the import of five corn and soybean biotech traits, some of which have waited many years to be fully commercialized.

The approved traits are:

-- Enlist E3 soybeans (DAS-44406-6): Tolerance to glyphosate, 2,4-D choline and glufosinate herbicides, owned by Corteva Agriscience, the agriculture division of DowDuPont...

CLICK HERE to continue reading.
Jeff Polenske Retires

Jeff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 1984 with a degree in Agronomy. After working for 3 years at the Westby, Gays Mills and Tomah cooperatives as a seed, feed and fertilizer consultant for Cenex, Jeff started with Centrol of Eastern Wisconsin in 1987. Jeff worked as an Independent Crop Consultant for... CLICK HERE to continue reading.